Recorded on Inauguration Day, this edition includes interviews with three organizers
of opposition or resistance to the new Trump regime. Also on the program, the hosts
discuss recent important stories not reported -- or misreported -- by corporate media.
Nolan Higdon and Desiree McSwain are guest co-hosts on this week's program; they're joined by
senior correspondent Michael Levitin. Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips will return in two weeks.
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour with journalist and media scholar Brian Covert,
discussing the too-close relationship between the CIA and U.S. media, as well as other issues,
including the Obama Administration "pivot" toward Asia.
Brian Covert is an independent journalist, and a lecturer at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
His chapter on the CIA and the media, "Played by the Mighty Wurlitzer," appears in the Censored 2017 yearbook.
For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with sociologist William Carroll,
about his latest research into the "transnational corporate class" -- top corporate board members
and executives -- who wield vast influence over public policy.
Then Sunsara Taylor and Rafael Caderas make the case for "stopping the Trump regime before it starts;"
they advocate mass protests on the scale of the anti-Mubarak uprising in Egypt. Their web site is www.refusefascism.org.
Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author Carol Anderson.
Her latest book, "White Rage," chronicles the history of white resistance
and obstruction to African-American equality, from Reconstruction to modern times.
Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Her previous works include "Eyes Off the Prize" and "Bourgeois Radicals."
For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey discuss the conflict in Syria; their guest is independent journalist Eva Bartlett,
who recently returned from Aleppo and is now on a U.S. speaking tour. She explains why most corporate media coverage of Syria
doesn't depict the actual situation there. In the second half of the program, the guest is Joey Johnson, whose burning of a flag
in 1984 became a U.S. Supreme Court free-speech case. Johnson is facing charges again over the burning of a flag outside
the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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In this rebroadcast of a Project Censored show from August, 2016,
Mickey speaks with two authors in the new "Hot Books" series.
First, Nicholas Schou discusses "Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates
the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood." Then Alexander Zaitchik describes
his study of Trump voters, "Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America."
Also on hand for the hour is author David Talbot, the founder and editorial director of Hot Books;
he explains its mission, and describes some of the other titles in the Hot Books series.
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In the first half of the program, mathematician Rick Luttmann discusses ranked-choice voting
and why it is superior to the prevalent "plurality voting" system. Also, investigative journalist Greg Palast
returns to Project Censored to explain how GOP vote-supression tactics may have stolen the 2016 election
(he calls it a "Jim Crow election").
In the second half of the program, two activists recently returned from Standing Rock describe the violence
police there are inflicting on the water protectors and their allies. Nadya Tannous and Damanjeet Singh
also explain why the Standing Rock confrontation is an anti-colonial struggle.
Peter and Mickey begin the program with a case study in independent publishing: Seven Stories Press.
The guests are Seven Stories' publisher, Dan Simon, and author/cartoonist Ted Rall, whose work is published
at Seven Stories (Seven Stories is also the publisher of Project Censored's books).
Then, in light of Donald Trump's election, we rebroadcast an excerpt from a July interview with Ted Rall,
about his biography of Trump.
The show concludes with a conversation with nuclear-power watchdogs Arnie and Maggie Gunderson,
about what Trump's election may bode for the nuclear industry.
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This is a rebroadcast of a November 2013 Project Censored show, when Peter and Mickey spoke with director Oliver Stone
and historian Peter Kuznick, about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, and a look at the vital role JFK played in US and world history.
Oliver Stone's films include the controversial "JFK" (1992). Peter Kuznick is a historian at American University.
Kuznick and Stone are co-authors and co-producers of the book and TV series, "the Untold History of the United States."
Peter and Mickey get reactions to the Trump presidential victory from Northern Californa college students, faculty,
and a Green Party campaigner. Next is a quick update from Standing Rock, North Dakota by a student supporter of the protest.
Finally, a conversation with long-time human-rights campaigner Jack Healy about the campaign to free Leonard Peltier